The Magicians' Guild

The Magicians' Guild

Book - 2004
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"We should expect this young woman to be more powerful than our average novice, possibly even more powerful than the average magician."

This year, like every other, the magicians of Imardin gather to purge the city of undesirables. Cloaked in the protection of their sorcery, they move with no fear of the vagrants and miscreants who despise them and their work--until one enraged girl, barely more than a child, hurls a stone at the hated invaders . . . and effortlessly penetrates their magical shield.

What the Magicians' Guild has long dreaded has finally come to pass. There is someone outside their ranks who possesses a raw power beyond imagining, an untrained mage who must be found and schooled before she destroys herself and her city with a force she cannot yet control.

Publisher: New York : Eos, 2004, c2001.
ISBN: 9780060575281
Characteristics: 370 p. ; 18 cm.


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Dec 13, 2018

Let me be completely honest - this trilogy was everything I never knew I needed. I read it in high school - the physical editions, not the e-book - and I was immediately in love. There was so much about this trilogy that made it literally glued to my hands. I couldn't put any of the books down for the longest time. I was rereading bits and pieces that were the best parts to me. I was drawing fan art (even though I suck at drawing). I was living for every, single word Canavan provided for me to read.

Canavan also discusses difficult social issues, despite the books being set in a fictional world. These issues hit close to home for any and everyone, but are discussed in such tasteful, meaningful ways that you enjoy it. She has also written a sequel trilogy to this series, and I read the entire thing in one summer (having to wait my turn for the rest of the books to show up at the local library, because I lived overseas at the time).

I HIGHLY recommend picking up one of her books (in the correct order, of course). You will truly enjoy it, especially if you are a fan of fantasy and magic.

Mar 02, 2016

Great fantasy read. A bit slow to start off with but I have already put a hold on the next in the series! You fall for the characters enough that you want to see how it turns out.

Sep 01, 2012

these books are all better reads than you would think at first sight. If you have the patience to get through the first few (slower) chapters, and like magic, than this book is probably right for you.

Feb 09, 2012

#1 in the Black Magician Trilogy

Aug 13, 2011

Take's a bit to get into but if you can, this book aswell as the rest of the series, are all a great read

Jun 04, 2011

poorly written and slow plot development. the story has potential, but unfortunately the writer just isn't very good. i made it about half way through the book before i skipped to the last few pages and was further disappointed by the end.

Apr 28, 2010

I liked this book more than I thought I would...took a little while to capture my interest, but in the end it was really good. Glad it's a series.


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